Become a Mason


Masonry is the oldest fraternal organization in the world. It is exceptional, something special. However, being so, it certainly is not elitist. Masonry is not a "secret" society. Rather, it is a revealer of ancient and timeless secrets.

Masonry has a higher purpose than being simply a social or civic organization. Rather, it has been described as "a very specific system designed to effect the moral and spiritual transformation of its members."

Through the improvement and strengthening of the character of the individual man, Masonry seeks to improve the community.

Many brothers and fellows before you have made the decision to become a Mason, including George Washington, Ben Franklin, Franklin D. Roosevelt, Oscar Wilde, John Wayne, Charles A. Lindbergh, Count Basie, Thurgood Marshall, Will Rogers, Gene Autry, Winston Churchill, Arthur Conan Doyle, Buzz Aldrin, Mark Twain, Arnold Palmer, and many more.

If you seek to become a Mason you are in pretty good company with many good men made better.

And that is a fundamental purpose of Masonry— not to take a bad man and make him good, but to take the good man and make him better. We've been on that mission at Corinthian Lodge since 1850.

In the United States, Freemasonry is a strong supporter of:

• Constitutional government;

• Quality public education;

• The freedom of religion and expression;

• The equality of all men and women;

• The need for strong moral character;

• Meaningful charity. The Masonic fraternity contributes over one billion dollars each year to its many philanthropic pursuits.

If you watch the following 30-second video (originally produced as a TV spot), you can get a bit of the flavor of what our Masonic fraternity is about.


We have a little saying, "To Be One Ask One."

We are looking for men who want to do the work of growing and changing morally and spiritually. So, if you'd like to know more about Masonry in general, our lodge (chapter) in particular, or if you'd like to find out how to start the process toward becoming a Mason, email us at the link in red below, or call our Lodge Secretary, Les, at 410-303-2687, and we'll be happy to answer any questions you may have.

Many before you have taken this path— the ancient and honorable life-changing journey we call Masonry.


Email Corinthian Lodge here for more information.


"iThe grand object of Masonry is to procure the happiness
MMof the human race."

– George Washington